End CSA NOW! EVENT – Save the Date

Join us in bringing awareness, prevention, and dialogue
to end child sexual abuse.

End Child Sexual Abuse NOW!
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Saturday, April 19, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, Oakland

As many of you know myself and 8 community members have been working to create an event that emphasizes the importance of community involvement to end child sexual abuse (CSA) and increase visibility of those impacted by it.

Please SAVE THE DATE. This event will include:

  • Discussions about current efforts being made to address CSA;
  • Community forum to bring voice to those impacted by CSA;
  • Special film screening of preliminary footage from You Me and the Fruit Trees;
  • Resources and information sharing;
  • Healing arts activity;
  • Most importantly, we want to bring visibility to this largely shrouded issue by leading a community march to the local city hall as a call to action!

Parts of the event will be filmed for the documentary my team and I are currently producing. It’s a character driven film that follows several survivors of CSA and includes leaders in the movement to end child sexual abuse as well as other community members impacted by CSA. For more information on this documentary please visit: Trailer

We are also thrilled and honored to share that the City of Berkeley unanimously passed our proclamation to recognize “End Child Sexual Abuse NOW!” as a day in Berkeley. We have a whole lot to celebrate and hope you can be there April 19th to celebrate with us!

Please share this invitation with your networks through social media, tweet it, post it and forward this post to your friends, co-workers and family.  Invite your friends on Facebook here:  End CSA EVENT

Stay tune for a list of speakers and more details.

Together we can end CSA!

Tracey Quezada –info@traceyquezadaproductions.com
&
Danielle Castro – Danielle.castro@ucsf.edu

Trafficking Survivor’s Film Launches UK Campaign

In a world where the trafficking of humans has become the second-largest criminal industry after drug dealing, a child-trafficking survivor launches a campaign for social change, with the screening of her powerfully moving, autobiographical film on 9 April in London.

Raven Kaliana with PuppetsHooray for Hollywood, a film for adult audiences, written and directed by Raven Kaliana, artist, human rights activist, and survivor, utilises puppetry to highlight the intersection of trafficking and familial abuse with organised crime, shown from a child’s point of view. A Talkback Panel discussion, facilitated by Anita Amendra (Project Manager, Sustainable Communities Programme, Initiatives of Change) will follow the film, featuring: Raven Kaliana (Outspiral), Adam Weiss (The AIRE Centre – Advice on Individual Rights in Europe), and Esther Davidson (OXCAT – Oxford Community Against Trafficking).

Kaliana states: ‘It’s my goal to humanize this issue – bring it into public discourse, so that it’s not taboo to talk about this crime… So that the perpetrators, however monstrous their actions, become in the mind’s eye only human… So that the children, however anonymised by the medium of their abuse, become living people with faces, names, families. We can begin to view this as a social problem that people who are also ‘only human’ can address. It is by caring that you unlock the door.’

Trafficking is modern day slavery, with children and adults held captive and sexually exploited in the UK and world-wide. Increased public awareness can help prevent children and vulnerable adults from falling victim and help survivors to safety. Lydia Cacho, international authority on trafficking, states: ‘The global sex industry has HoorayForHollywood-FilmStill(c)2011RavenKaliana,camera by GordonAnderson3-hirescreated a market for sex slaves that may soon outnumber the African slaves sold from the 1500s to the 1800s…The means to fight this crime lie in the hands of the world’s citizens.’

Kaliana established Outspiral in 2011, an organisation which employs puppet-based film and theatre productions for adults, combined with training, to raise public awareness in efforts to prevent the crimes of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation.

Initiatives of Change, Sustainable Communities Programme in collaboration with Outspiral presents Hooray for Hollywood as the first in a series of awareness-raising and skills-building events to build stronger communication between agencies, foster understanding of the effects of trauma, address legal enforcement issues, and enlist members and leaders of spiritual communities to take a proactive approach to protecting children and trafficked adults.

The Sustainable Communities Programme supports, promotes and works with community projects like Outspiral. Currently, the Programme provides practical advice and assistance to a range of community-based organisations, many of which engage in the arts or provide trainings working towards community cohesion, justice and protection of vulnerable people in the UK.

The event will take place at the Initiatives of Change Centre in London at 24 Greencoat Place, Victoria, London SW1P 1RD from 18:00-20:00 on Tuesday 9th April 2013.  Entry is free, but booking is essential – RSVP to reception@london.iofc.org or call 020 7798 6000.

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS ARE A WONDERFUL WAY TO BE A PART OF  SOCIAL CHANGE, AND SHARING TOGETHER OUR IMPORTANT WORK IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE GLOBE.  IN PREPARATION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH IN APRIL, BIG VOICE PICTURES AND LEADERS IN THE FIELD PRESENT BOYS AND MEN HEALING, A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MALE SURVIVORS HEALING AND SPEAKING OUT, TO YOU IN COMMUNITIES IN OUR NATION AND INTERNATIONALLY.  JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE HOPE THAT SURVIVORS AND HELPING PROFESSIONALS SO WELL DESERVE!  SEVERAL OF THE EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, INCLUDING ANOTHER SCREENING COMING UP AT PENN STATE! JOIN BIGVOICEPICTURES! www.bigvoicepictures.com

Men of Courage Conference
March 23-24
9a-4p
YMCA National
Capital Region
Ottawa, Ontario
 

Boys and Men Healing Film & Discussion Panel are a part of the conference agenda

Moderator: Ron Jette; Panellists: Scott Thompson, JP Dufour, Lee Ferrill

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March 18 – 21, 2013
SEE SCHEDULE FOR SCREENING OF FILM.
Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA:
Screening and Panel                                                                                     
April 8, 6:30 pm 
Iowa City Public Library
Penn State University
Presented by
1in6 and One Heart
Screening & Discussion
April 11th, 7-9p
Open to the Public and Students
Carnegie Hall
Hosted by Ohio State University
School of Social Work
Screening and Panel
April 22, 7-9:30p
 
Columbus, Ohio
Gateway Film Center
 
Bergen County Community
College, NJ
Evolving Trends in
Dating and Sexual Violence
April 22
Moses Family Meeting and Training Center
9:15-3:30
Screening w/Simon Weinberg Co-Producer  2-3:15p
Mark Crawford (featured in Boys and Men Healing)
will have a separate session on Clergy abuse at 2pm.
 
Co-Exiist Initiative
Mainstream Men and
Boys Engagement

Kenya

Screening at Conference
April 16-18, 7-9:30p
 

Bloom Where You’re Planted!

HOST

A COMMUNITY, CONFERENCE, SUPPORT GROUP OR HOUSE SCREENING!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE:
 

http://www.survivormanual.com/2283/